Breezing into World Cup for my six o’clock, in rushes a beautiful blonde Taylor, swift as you please.
Fresh faced Rachel Louise Taylor, stage name Rachel Louise, merely fourteen, smiles as she meets her reporter, four years younger than herself.
Giving Catherine the reins on this story, I wait and watch my ten year old work.
Ever the professional, she gushes, “Wow are you really Rachel Taylor? I love your CD.” (As a writing exercise, she listened to the CD on the way over, and was given the task of writing a mock interview.) It was my absolute delight to inform her her “mock” interview would in fact, be real. (for an hour I was the. Coolest. Mom. Ever.)
So the questioning begins.
Cat-”so who was track one written for? Track 5? You call your guitar a special name? What is it? Why did you name it that?” Catherine, ever on high speed recorder mode, barely takes a breath.
Taylor smiles bashfully, answering each question in turn. “Track one is written for this really cool guy I’ve kinda had a crush on.” This has Catherine’s complete attention. Taylor’s honesty is the most impressive thing about her, more even than her willingness to engage and encourage her new fans. “My guitars name is Snickers, because the colors remind me of a Snickers bar. Kinda wavy.” running her hands through her hair, you smile as you can just picture her with her guitar, thinking and writing about her crushes and Nashville bound dreams.
When the topic turns to future artistic goals, Taylor’s eyes light up exponentially.
“I want to move so much! I’m excited for the chance to play more, get out there.” Good thing too, if you happen to have missed Rachel Taylor performances at NOTO recently in Lisa Adame’s shop, the Scarlet Window, don’t despair. She’ll be performing live at Serendipity’s tomorrow, August 16th, opening the doors around 7pm. Go in and say hi, and if the music grabs you like its grabbed my girls, pick up a CD for your favorite tween.
Heck, if she signs it, you get to be the resident coolest Mom/Sister/Friend ever!